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Four Out-of-state Billionaires Trying to Buy a US Senate Seat in Arizona for Trainwreck Blake Masters

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One of the hottest U.S. Senate races in the country is in Arizona, where Republicans are hoping to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly. But they’re wasting all their money during Arizona’s long primary blasting other Republicans, as out-of-state billionaires attempt to put their own candidate in the seat.

 

Blake Masters, who has spent much of his life as a Libertarian in California working for a Silicon Valley billionaire, Peter Thiel, has just obtained money from three more billionaires; New York’s pro-choice Winklevoss twins who contributed $50,000 each, and $75,000 from Texas libertarian billionaire Andrew Beal. A childhood friend of Masters said Masters convinced him to become pro-choice. Thiel, a Bilderberger who served on the board of Facebook for years, making his ties to Big Tech worrisome, has donated $13.5 million. 

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Due to the excessive amounts of money, Masters has been able to portray Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, a solid conservative with a lengthy history of going after the left — probably suing the Biden administration more than any other public official — as soft. In reality, Brnovich has been constantly targeted by the left due to his principled activism, with Democratic Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs filing 12 bar complaints against him and his staff attorneys over election integrity, which he barely beat. 

 

The types of things Masters says will eventually get him disbarred. While calling Biden a criminal is red meat for the base, attorneys have told me off the record he’s going to be disbarred soon due to remarks like that, and then he’ll be of no use to anyone with a disgraced reputation. 

 

Masters is such an arrogant candidate, constantly bragging about his youth and bashing the other candidates over their age (Brnovich is Gen X), he doesn’t care what damage his mouth is doing. He needlessly turned off black conservatives by declaring that “it’s black people, frankly” who are responsible for shootings. In reality, the most recent homicide statistics from the FBI show that there were 3,299 people killed in the U.S. last year. Of them, 2,594 were killed by whites, 566 by blacks, 738 by Hispanics, and the rest other or unknown. While blacks may commit more gun crimes proportionately, to just blame all blacks is irresponsible for someone who clearly thinks he’s very intelligent.

 

The Rev. Jarrett Maupin, a longtime activist in Phoenix who is now a conservative Republican supporting the meteoric rise of news anchorwoman Kari Lake for governor, told me that it’s a sign Masters is “unstable.” He was furious with Masters’ careless statement. “It’s irresponsible and it’s inflammatory. It’s catering to the worst element, one of the most irresponsible things I’ve seen this primary.” He cited a physical altercation Masters had with a veteran wearing a BLM shirt. “Goaded into violence by the left shows that you are not mature politically.” 

 

Sure enough, that kind of dog whistling is attracting racists. Andrew Anglin, the neo-Nazi publisher of The Daily Stormer, one of the most notorious white supremacist websites, just endorsed Masters. Another racist site, VDare, proudly endorsed him. Jewish Insider flat out portrayed Masters as an antisemite due to multiple incidents, including his use of a “poignant quote” from Nazi leader Hermann Goring in an article Masters wrote stating that that “the U.S. hasn’t been involved in a just war in over 140 years” — an insult to the millions of U.S. troops who lost their lives in World War I and World War II.

 

Unfortunately, Donald Trump was goaded into endorsing Masters. Thiel similarly got Trump to endorse another candidate he backed, J.D. Vance in Ohio, angering conservatives there who supported the solid conservative Josh Mandel. While most of Trump’s endorsements have been excellent, unfortunately there have been a few questionable ones. Trump’s insiders now say they are wondering if they made a mistake endorsing Masters.

 

Jim Lamon, a billionaire in the race, is literally giving Masters a run for his money, exposing him in endless TV ads. As a Libertarian, Masters supported open borders and legalizing hard drug dealing, calling hard drug dealers “heroes.” Originally from Alabama, Lamon, who became a billionaire solar industry CEO, has come under fire for “managing a group propped up by Obama’s green energy loans” then founding a “new business partnering with Chinese-controlled solar companies.”

 

There are two other candidates in the primary race, Mick McGuire and Justin Olson, but they have no chance, polling in single digits. McGuire has the GOP establishment and RINOs backing him, in part due to his loyal support of unpopular Gov. Doug Ducey, failing to challenge any of his lockdowns while an appointee. 

 

If Masters gets the GOP nomination, the Democrats will destroy him due to his needlessly inflammatory, careless statements. The only general election polls show Brnovich performing at least five points better against Kelly than Masters, and ahead of Lamon as well. Kelly has raised and spent more money than all of his GOP competitors combined, and looks on track to raise as much as he did for the 2020 special election, $100 million. Ninety-six percent of the money in the third party PAC supporting Masters comes from three billionaires. Only $190,000 from that PAC has gone toward defeating Kelly.

 

The bizarre thing about the billionaires portraying Brnovich as a RINO is that he’s considered the Ron DeSantis of Arizona by those who actually know his record. He stepped in and defended Arizona’s election integrity laws when Hobbs wouldn’t, all the way to the Supreme Court and winning. In contrast, his opponents just make statements but never follow through — they’ve never bothered suing the Biden administration or went after Ducey and lefty cities in Arizona legally —  things they could have easily done. This all came out at the only primary debate between them. The Week says Masters doesn’t even believe there was election fraud. 

 

Instead, his opponents dishonestly make up lies about Brnovich. Will Arizona’s GOP voters see through the billionaires’ money? The primary is Aug. 2. 

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Rachel Alexander is a conservative political writer and pundit. She is the editor of Intellectual Conservative and a recovering attorney. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2019.



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What the Trump raid was really about

Indicting Donald Trump is a very big step, not simply because a lot of people like him and he’s the former President, but because indicting him at this point would be to reveal that this entire thing, and by ‘thing’ we mean our justice system, is just transparently political.

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Tucker looks at what didn’t make sense about the recent FBI raid on Donald Trump’s home in Florida.

Highlights include:

“No honest person could believe that the raid on Donald Trump’s home last week was a legitimate act of law enforcement — it was not. Even the Biden administration didn’t really bother to pretend otherwise. The official explanations that we have heard for the raid make no sense at all. It doesn’t matter how forcefully they are repeated by the media, they’re nonsensical.”

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“For the sake of argument on our show, we’re gonna say that it is, in fact, true, and that Donald Trump did, in fact, have boxes of classified documents sitting in his cellar. Let’s say that’s true. What would it mean? Well, what it means depends in part on what the documents were. Did those documents contain meaningful information? Should they have been classified in the first place? Is there a good reason the rest of us should not have been allowed to see those documents? Now, you never hear those questions asked in public, but anyone who lives in Washington knows perfectly well they should be asked in public, a lot, because in Washington virtually anything can qualify as an official state secret, and often does.”

“If that is true, would it justify what happened? Would it justify sending a large team of federal agents to shut down the entire southern tip of Palm Beach to raid Mar-A-Lago on a weekday? No, it wouldn’t. So, one of the laws they’re telling you that Trump broke doesn’t even have criminal penalties attached to it because it’s not serious enough. Federal paramilitaries don’t show up at your house when you violate the Presidential Records Act.”

“There was endless huffing on television about something called the ‘rule of law’ and how absolutely no one is above that, no one, not even a former President. We’re informed of this by the same people who paid rioters to burn down our cities, the ones who eliminated bail, the ones who encouraged tens of millions of foreign nationals to ignore our federal immigration statutes and move to our country permanently at public expense as a reward for breaking our laws. But, keep in mind, no one is above the law.”

“It’s exactly what it looks like: a show of force against the opposition leader by the head of state and his personal bodyguards. If this happened in any other country, it immediately would be denounced as the act of a dictator.”

“Now, superficially all of this is about Donald Trump, and on some level it is. Permanent Washington does not want Trump to run again. Of course, it’s their greatest fear, and they’re doing all he [sic] can to prevent it. It turns out democracy was too important to let voters choose their own president. But if you take three steps back and consider what’s actually going on, you’ll see that none of this is really about Donald Trump the man. It’s about power, and that means it’s about crushing and humiliating anyone who gets in the way of people who want to retain power.”

“Indicting Donald Trump is a very big step, not simply because a lot of people like him and he’s the former President, but because indicting him at this point would be to reveal that this entire thing, and by ‘thing’ we mean our justice system, is just transparently political. It’s just a means to an end, a means to power, and people know that at this point. They’ve watched it. They understand what’s happening, even people who don’t like Donald Trump, even people who didn’t vote for Donald Trump and don’t want to vote for him in 2024. They know, and they can’t un-know, and that means that we are at this point on the edge of something unprecedented, and something awful.”

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Unraveling the Democrats’ “Contract with America”

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As we race towards the November mid-terms, we search for a clear differentiation between the parties vying for our support. Having lost control of the White House, the Senate, and the House, the Republicans have promised to supply a new Contract with America.

On Sept. 27, 1994, on the Capitol steps in Washington, D.C., Newt Gingrich shepherded members of the Republican minority to announce a “Contract with America” outlining legislation to be enacted by the House of Representatives within the first 100 days of the 104th Congress. They won big. It’s time for Republicans to come forward with a similar contract.

The Democrats are known to promise whatever they think will keep them in power. Many of their talking points need no evidence; they are accepted as undeniable truths by our left-leaning news media. You can’t defeat your political opponent until you know what they stand for. In an effort to begin isolating many of their key priorities, what follows could be the Democrat Party’s Contract with America and my brief commentary on why those priorities are bad for this country we love:

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Increased gun controls are vital because guns kill people. With growing incidence of mass murders and gun violence, we support doing more to limit citizens from purchasing and using guns. (Commentary: Criminals never follow gun laws. Citizens need the Second Amendment to support their right to bear arms.)

Women have the right to an abortion. With the U.S. Supreme Court reversing Roe vs. Wade, Democrats support a federal law securing a woman’s right to an abortion. (Commentary: The life of an unborn fetus has value and restrictions on when or if an abortion is allowed should be left to the states.)

Tax increases to support government programs must be paid by the rich who don’t pay their fair share. To fund the necessary programs designed to help those less fortunate still recovering from the COVID pandemic, the most successful Americans will be required to shoulder the cost. (Commentary: The rich already pay the vast majority of federal and state income taxes with the bottom fifty percent paying nothing. Adding new entitlements creates more government dependence rather than promoting the American value of self-reliance.)

Because of police abuse and racial biases, spend less on law enforcement officers and more on mental health workers to deal with the true “reasons” for crime. In a world of white privilege, systemic racism, and unequal incarceration of minority citizens, defunding abusive law enforcement practices and increasing mental health services must be considered a priority. (Commentary: At a time citizens are more fearful of becoming victims of crime, we need more law enforcement officers and DAs who will fully prosecute all criminals of any race.)

Support Election reforms which expand the access and days for voting and limit ID requirements that negatively impact minority voting. Forcing voters to show an ID and sign their ballots is just another form of voter suppression. (Commentary: Trust in election results is at an all-time low. As has always been the case, citizens should have to vote on the designated election day and proper ID should be required to prove citizenship.)

Because of the threat of Adverse climate change, end America’s dependence on fossil fuels and develop and fund green energy alternatives. No matter what the cost to citizens today, the reality of global warming requires changes now that restrict our dependence on oil, natural gas, and nuclear energy. (Commentary: Even if eventually it may be necessary, the reliable technology and resources needed for green energy alternatives are not adequate at this time and fossil fuels and nuclear energy should be used to meet our current energy needs. Instead of buying oil and coal from others, we should be 100% energy independent and capitalize on our own cheaper resources.)

Completing the Southern border wall is racially insensitive and unnecessary at a time we need more workers and must remain a refuse for those seeking freedom and opportunity. We will provide temporary status documents, transportation to a place to live, and eventual hope for a path to citizenship. (Commentary: Maintaining border security is job one for every country. Legal immigration should be encouraged and expanded as needed, but the border wall should be completed in order to limit illegal immigration, the flow of illegal drugs, and easy access to gangs and terrorists.)

Dismantle the conservative strangle-hold on the U.S. Supreme Court. Whether by expanding the number of justices, impeachment, or passing mandatory retirement for justices, we will secure a Supreme Court that is not bound by the antiquated Constitution but will meet the needs of this generation. (Commentary: The Supreme Court must remain independent of political manipulation, keeping the Constitution as the sole source of reference for whether a law can be enforced at the state or federal level.)

Convict President Donald Trump of some crime that will limit his ability to run for office in 2024. President Trump did such damage to our country and initiated insurrection on January 6th. As a result, he cannot be allowed to even run for President again. (Commentary: The unprecedented raid on Mar-a-Lago has already established their fishing expedition. Whether Donald Trump is the standard bearer for the Republican Party in 2024 should be up to the people and not a result of trumped-up charges or judicial fiat.)

Have I been fair? Have I let anything out? We could add military unpreparedness, diplomatic failures, minimum wage, student loan relief, as the list is endless. I wonder if liberals even know what the Left-leaning elites in their party have done to hijack their party? Hopefully, this column will help inform them of what they actually stand for and what their leaders plan to continue to do to America.

My fear is that, just as in the last election, most Democrats who voted against anything Trump, will do the same in the mid-terms against any from the party of the “deplorables.” After all, the one-sided mainstream media makes all conservatives look as bad as possible. Maybe it’s time liberals look in the mirror at their own party. Look at what they have done in two years and what lies ahead if they are given more time to have their way. Here’s hoping that many do before November.

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